Could new Indian law on fake online news affect media freedom? | Inside Story

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The Indian government is proposing tough measures to clamp down on what it considers fake news. Proposals include giving a state-run agency the power to decide what's false and what's not. But critics say it gives the government new powers of censorship -- restricting media and putting journalists at greater risk of prosecution. What could India's plan to clamp down on fake news mean for media freedom? Presenter: Nick Clark Guests: Ashish Shukla, founder of NewsBred website. Rana Ayyub, global opinions writer at Washington Post Anant Nath, general secretary of Editors Guild of India Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ @AljazeeraEnglish #Aljazeeraenglish #News #India #Media #SocialMedia #MediaFreedom #PressFreedom #FakeNews Government
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